International Schools Consortium

International Schools Consortium (iSC) is a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions.

Diane Sonam

As an Air Force brat, I moved around a lot as a kid, and even lived outside my home country for a time. This experience got me interested in life overseas, so after I graduated in 2005, I decided to come to China to teach. I’ve been here ever since! I love helping people fit into life in the 'Du and finding the community they need. And I know that the CDIS community is great for students and parents!

Diane Sonam
Community Relations Director

B.A. in International Studies, Wright State University